Congratulations to 23 of our corporate partners who have made Working Mother Magazine’s “100 Best Companies 2009.”

The rigorous selection process involves an assessment of each company’s policies on benefits, woman’s issues and advancement, child care, workplace flexibility and parental leave among others.

Here’s some background:

“The 2009 Working Mother 100 Best Companies application includes some 500 questions on workforce, compensation, child care, flexibility programs, leave policies and more. It also surveys usage, availability and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them…With the help of an independent research firm, we validated the applications for completeness and tabulated the scores, which then determined the winners. This year we gave particular weight to benefits, flexibility and parental leave…”

The Corporate Voices’ partners that were honored on this prestigious list are:
•    Abbott Laboratories
•    Accenture
•    Allstate Insurance Company
•    AOL
•    AstraZeneca
•    Bank of America
•    Booz Allen Hamilton
•    CITI
•    Deloitte & Touche, LLP
•    Eli Lilly and Company
•    Ernst & Young
•    GlaxoSmithKline
•    Goldman, Sachs & Co.
•    Johnson & Johnson
•    JPMorgan Chase
•    Marriott International, Inc.
•    MassMutual Financial Group
•    Merck & Co., Inc.
•    Morgan Stanley
•    PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
•    RSM McGladrey
•    The Phoenix Companies, Inc.

Corporate Voices has recently partnered with Working Mother Media to recognize the Best Companies for Hourly Workers and to highlight best practices throughout the American business community. Those companies that are selected for the Best Companies for Hourly Workers list will be featured in the May 2010 issue of Working Mother magazine and honored at a celebration in New York City.

The application and additional information can be found online.

By Ellie Smeallie